Applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit

By Bob Marshall The Lens Gov. Piyush Jindal is trying to appoint people to the regional levee board who oppose its lawsuit against oil and

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Over objections of heir, Wisner committee awards $2M to nonprofits

By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Edward Wisner Donation Advisory Committee last week ap­prov­ed 65 grants totalling nearly $2 million, discounting complaints from a Wisner

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N.O. holds rally protesting police brutality
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to express their outrage with out-of-control police violence in ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Jeff President Young Runs for Lt. Gov.… When John Young kicked off his campaign for Lt. Governor last Tuesday, the Jefferson Parish President pledged that ...
NOPD fails to report shooting by officer
Officer turned off body camera before shooting occurred Two days after the Aug. 11 incident, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the late release of information about an officer-involved shooting was a ...
New report details successes and challenges of N.O. schools
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A new report published last week by Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives details the successes and challenges of the school system in New Orleans with ...
Architect and design camp recently held for minority students
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer This past July, the Louisiana affiliate of the National Organization of Minority Architects completed their third annual Architecture and Design Summer Camp at the Tulane University School ...
State troopers refute accusations of abuse and racial profiling
The Louisiana State Police, who have been deployed to New Orleans to help the undermanned NOPD get a handle on violent crime, fired back last week at a popular musician ...
‘A Streetcar Named Gaza’ draws a crowd downtown
By Lianna Patch Contributing Writer On the evening of August 1, Egyptians, Jordanians, Palestinians, and New Orleanians gathered for a peaceful demonstration in support of Palestine.
Part of NOLA for Life effort ends grants
By Charles Maldonado The Lens In a sharp and unexpected departure from last year, the financial arm of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s anti-violence program, the NOLA for Life Fund, is not doling ...

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